Welcome to the School of Nursing
The King University School of Nursing seeks to educate students for professional nursing practice by integrating learning, living, and faith in a collegiate environment of academic rigor and Christian nurture and to prepare students for lifelong learning with a theoretical foundation based on Judeo-Christian principles, and the liberal arts and sciences.
A quality nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking. Its curriculum promotes diversity; social tolerance and justice; and personal, interpersonal, and professional development. It supports mission work and an interdisciplinary process that focuses on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of health. That's exactly what you'll find at the King University School of Nursing, and it's an approach that works. You'll develop key competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health through planned classroom and clinical experiences, including our nursing skills laboratory; you'll develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as skilled practitioners and educators; and you'll interact with classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences.
You'll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
- Learning experiences at the area's finest hospitals and community settings such as health departments and schools. You'll gain acute and critical care experience in local major hospitals, including top-rated cardiac and oncology units. You'll work with people of all ages, both well and ill, and those who have special needs.
- Senior capstone experience. You'll develop management and leadership skills during a clinical experience in a variety of management situations such as adult health, women's and newborn and childcare, case management, home health, hospice, critical care, long-term care, and/or a family practice office setting.
- The opportunity to participate in mission trips to Honduras, India, Brazil, and Italy, service learning opportunities in Washington D.C., and assist in local free health clinics.
- Research. You'll critique current nursing research studies and gain a deeper understanding of research activities through projects that promote the benefits of evidence-based nursing practice.
Most of our nursing graduates are recruited for key positions before they graduate, many receiving offers from their first-choice employer.
King University School of Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Helpful links for future BSN Students:
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN.CCNE) http://www.aacn.nche.edu
- Tennessee Board of Nursing http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Nursing/index.htm
- National Council State Boards of Nursing https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
- American Nurses Association http://www.nursingworld.org/
- Tennessee Nurses Association http://www.tnaonline.org/
- Virginia Board of Nursing http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/
- Virginia Nurses Association http://virginianurses.com/
- Southern Educational Regional Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing http://www.sreb.org/page/1081/nursing_education.html
- National League for Nursing (NLN) http://www.nln.org